Accenture scores $111m health IT deal

IT giant Accenture has nabbed yet another core deal in the government's national health-reform push, winning a data-warehousing contract worth $111 million.

in brief IT giant Accenture has nabbed yet another core deal in the government's national health-reform push, winning a data-warehousing contract worth $111 million.

According to the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), the contract, awarded in late December, will see Accenture implement data warehousing, analytics and reporting systems for health agencies, including the National Health Funding Body, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the National Health Performance Authority and the Independent Hospitals Pricing Authority.

Accenture is no stranger to government contracts, after scoring $47.8 million last year when it was named head of the consortium responsible for developing the government's personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system.

The government's investment in the PCEHR is sizeable, totalling a $466.7 million investment over the life of the project.

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